I Stopped by the Store for a Stamp


United States
35° 53' 20.0292" N, 82° 20' 42.6804" W

It was on an icy morning when
I hurried back inside --
To grab my coat and money --
Then I scurried back outside.

I walked along the sidewalk while
(Beside me in the shallow snow)
My shadow shook; it slyly slithered
To escape my sliding toe.

The little shop was almost empty,
But I knew it wasn't closed:
The people must be back at home,
Not wanting to be froze.

I bought a stamp and stuck it on
The outside of my letter --
To send it to my oldest friend
(Whose friendship just gets better).

His parents didn't want me there
(Inside their house, I mean);
I had to leave 'cause I was different
(And make new friends, I mean).

And so I sent the letter,
And I hurried on back home.
But I don't know why it's like this,
Beneath this snowy dome.

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I really like this poem :) It's not super wordy, but it's pretty powerful.


Thanks!!! :) I got the idea from a book my mom read to me when I was a kid... I can't remember what it was called...

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cool style

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